International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology
10th – 13th January 2019
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Invited Speakers


Prof. Dr. Christian Erfurth 
University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany

Talk Title:
The Digital Turn: On the Quest for Holistic Approaches

Prof. Dr. Hacène Fouchal
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Talk Title:
Challenges of Intelligent Vehicles


Prof. Dr. Christian Erfurth 

University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany 

Talk Title:
The Digital Turn: On the Quest for Holistic Approaches


Abstract:

Companies, especially SMEs, are struggling with the digital turn. Technologies are ready for use. IIoT is not new anymore.  Apparently the change is not straightforward. For a better digital future, a bigger perspective and greater responsibility for decisions around digital technologies seems to be necessary. Digitization has now become a social issue. A look at the basics and principles of digitalization will lead us to some theses. With the help of some insights into companies, we embark on a search for successful practices and challenges in digital change.

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Prof. Dr. Hacène Fouchal
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Talk Title:
Challenges of Intelligent Vehicles


Abstract:
Transportation Electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles become the core of transportation systems.  The goal of this talk is to present the latest results about intelligent vehicles and some of the trending topics in both academia and industry. From the research point of view, various issues attract many teams as cooperation with cloud computing/edge computing, security and privacy, wide coverage, hybrid communications (cellular networks and Wifi). From the industry point of view, serious challenges are still open: the actual communication protocol standards do not ensure interoperability among all actors (car manufacturers, road operators, telecom operators, …).

Biography:
Prof. Hacene Fouchal obtained habilitation degree from Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, in Computer Science, in 2001; a PhD from the Universite de Paris 7 in 1995 and M.S. in Computer Science, from the Universite de Paris Sud (Orsay) in 1989. Currently he is a full Professor at Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, adjunct-head of Computer Science and Mathematics Department. Professor’s research interests are Sensor Networks, Distributed Systems, eHealth Systems, Networking, Testing, Verification, and Intelligent Transport Systems. He has multiple publications in international sources. He has supervised more than ten PhD students. He was program chair for many conferences. He has been guest editor of many volumes (Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience-Wiley, Journal of Computational Science-Elseiver). He is a chair of the technical committee « Communication Software » of the IEEE Comunnication Society since January 2017. He is involved in several european projects on Intelligent Transport Systems (C2A, SCOOP@F, InterCor, C-Roads).